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Will Galaxy Note 8 Be The First Samsung Smartphone With Dual Camera?

20 May 2017, 6:40 am EDT By Andrew Norman Tech Times
The Galaxy Note 8 may not be the first Samsung smartphone to sport a dual-camera setup. Alleged images of the Galaxy C10 with a dual-rear camera setup surfaced online, but their authenticity is circumspect.  ( David Ramos | Getty Images )

Since the time Samsung confirmed that it will be launching Galaxy Note 8, successor of the Galaxy Note 7, rumors were rife that the device will be the first smartphone from the company to feature a dual-camera setup.

Several rumors, leaks, and analyst predictions hint that the Galaxy Note 8 has a strong possibility of sporting two rear cameras. However, the latest leaked image of the Galaxy C10 suggests that the handset may steal Galaxy Note 8 thunder. Alleged images of the Galaxy C10 have surfaced online and show off the phone sporting a dual-camera setup.

Samsung Galaxy C10 Dual-Camera Setup To Steal Galaxy Note 8's Thunder?

In the last few weeks, the Galaxy C10 was the subject of several rumors. An image of the impending handset surfaced on Weibo and shows the Galaxy C10 smartphone's rear. The device is seen sporting a Rose Gold hue. MobileXpose was the first to spot the alleged render of the handset.

Surprisingly, despite rumors pointing that Galaxy Note 8 would be Samsung's first smartphone to feature a dual-camera setup, the leaked image reveals the Galaxy C10 sporting a vertically aligned center-placed dual-rear camera setup. The LED flash is placed between the two cameras.

Both the cameras are placed right below the antenna and above the Samsung logo on the smartphone's rear panel. The dual-camera protrudes slightly and although the antenna bands are visible, they are designed to look like a seamless part of the phone's design.

The image also shows that the power cum lock key is placed on the right hand side of the Galaxy C10 smartphone. Considering that the volume controls are not visible on the right, it is safe to assume that the keys have been placed on the left side of the smartphone. The mobile phone sports a metal chassis with a matte finish.

However, the authenticity of the Galaxy C10 image shared on Weibo is circumspect and it could possibly be fake. This would give fans hope that the Galaxy Note 8 may be the first Samsung handset to sport the dual-camera setup after all.

Samsung Opting For Dual-Camera Setup: Why?

It was initially rumored that Samsung Galaxy S8 series would be the first smartphones to feature the dual-camera setup. This speculation did not bear fruition and the rumor mill theorized that the Galaxy Note 8 could be equipped with the dual-camera setup.

Daishin Securities' analyst Park Kang-ho believes that Samsung cannot avoid the inclusion of the dual cameras any longer as the feature was in the spotlight at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Japan-based research firm Techno Systems Research echoed Kang-ho's logic and stated that the proportion of dual cameras in the smartphone market will increase from 5 percent (76 million shipment units) in 2016 to 34 percent (600 million units) in 2020.

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